#HelenKeller , an American #author , political #activist , and #lecturer , who was both #deaf and #blind , visited the #ChaplinStudios in late 1918 during the filming of #CharlieChaplin 's movie '#Sunnyside '. She was able to "talk" to Charlie by reading his lips with her hands and feeling the vibration of his voice on his throat. She remembered him as being "shy, almost timid, and his lovely #modesty lent a touch of #romance to an occasion that might otherwise have seemed quite ordinary." Keller and her party had dinner with Chaplin and then were screened two of his films, '#ADogsLife ' and '#ShoulderArms '. "Before he reeled off the pictures," Keller recalled, "he let me touch his clothes, his shoes, his #moustache that I might have a clearer idea of him #onscreen . He sat beside me and asked me again and again if I was really interested -- if I liked him and the little dog in the picture" Keller's teacher and companion, #AnneSullivan , described the scenes with #signlanguage in the palm of Keller's hand. "Onlookers declare that she led the laughter as the absurd situations developed and that she did not miss one of the subtle bits of #comedy ."
Chaplin Studios, at 1416 LaBrea Ave. Built in 1917, this was one of the most advance studios ever built at the time. Most of Chaplin's greatest films where shot here...including "The Kid" (1921), "The Gold Rush" (1925), "The Circus" (1928), "City Lights" (1931), "Modern Times" (1936) and "The Great Dictator" (1940). #chaplin#silentfilm#historicsite#chaplinstudios
I have been very fortunate to photograph some incredible places around the world and special events over the years - but a highlight was 2 years ago today at Rebecca and Jesse's wedding at Jim Henson Studios. I am pretty sure Heidi and I crashed the wedding but we took some shots and Heidi did the makeup for the wedding party - so it all ended well. There was something extra magical about the two of them, their friends and families - and that place where so many memories were created #tbt#hollywood#jimhenson#canon5dmkiii#wedding#wearetheworld#chaplinstudios